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Review for Scholarship For Advanced Guyanese Education, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

Although it is still very young as an organization, I believe SAGE provides a valuable opportunity to Guyanese students. By targeting students with academic promise but limited financial means, SAGE enables selected applicants to obtain tertiary education which they otherwise would not have access to. In addition to academic qualifications, however, SAGE looks for students who strive to improve their home country. It is this passion and commitment that SAGE believes is vital to having scholarship recipients graduating and actually making a difference in Guyana, as opposed to obtaining a degree and moving away to 'greener pastures.' As of now, SAGE has selected two scholarship students and hopes in the coming years for that number to grow significantly.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the successful completion of our inaugural scholarship recipient's first year of school!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Going through the entire application process and seeing the organization start from just an e-mail chain to our first student finishing her first year of school.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

enable travel to Guyana which would allow for better communication and coordination, and much more awareness of our programme.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & Helping select this year's scholarship recipient and drafted decision letters for applicants.